The MIYA Bootcamp was the initial phase of the accelerator that ran from the 19th-20th of October 2019.

You are still welcome to pitch your social business idea to be one of 10 teams who will receive business assistance and mentorship from now till the 3rd of November 2019.

Apply for the final pitch by clicking the link below.

An Innovative Social Transformation Program By

Transforming Malaysian Indians towards an inclusive and resilient community

The journey for a better tomorrow starts now and here with you!

You are invited to apply to the 3-day Social Entrepreneurship Boot Camp hosted across 3 different locations namely Penang, Ipoh and KL! This program will bring together the Malaysian Indian community to discuss and contribute with entrepreneurial solutions to current challenges faced by communities.

If you are here, it means that you are passionate about improving the life of your community and solving the challenges it faces. We are happy to connect you with like-minded people to help you realize your changemaking potential.

Let’s get started!

To enable participants to kick-start their projects, selected teams of participants will receive the opportunity to implement their solutions via a matching grant program.

A 3-month mentorship will be provided by the project team and partnering impact organizations. NGOs and social enterprises will be introduced during the program, with the aim of providing a platform for participants to collaborate and solve a problem together with local heroes who have been in the industries.

Participants will be able to gain additional knowledge and different perspectives from these organizations.


Program Eligibility

  • Malaysian Indian between the age of 18 and 35 at the time of application;
  • Demonstrate strong leadership qualities and potential in their university, place of work, and/or community;
  • Individuals from underserved communities, including people with disabilities are highly encouraged to apply;
  • Be mature, responsible, independent, confident, open-minded, tolerant, thoughtful, and inquisitive;
  • Demonstrate commitment to or interest in community service, volunteerism, or mentorship;
  • Preference will be given to candidates from B40 communities.

Project Timeline

Registration Begins

  • Nationwide

October 1, 2019

Registration Closes

  • Nationwide (until 11.59 p.m.)

October 16, 2019

Startup Bootcamp

  • Simultaneous bootcamps across 3 cities. (8a.m. - 5p.m.)

October 19-20, 2019

Grant Application Period

  • 21st October - 3rd November 2019
  • Nationwide (until 11.59 p.m.)

October 21 - November 3, 2019

Final Pitch Session

  • Kuala Lumpur | 16th November 2019
  • Ipoh | 17th November 2019 
  • Georgetown |18th November 2019 

November 16-18, 2019

Mentorship Phase

  • Time to start planning and writing.

December 1, 2019 - February 28, 2020

Project Finale

  • Project finale at Me.reka, Publika Shopping Gallery, KL

March 15, 2020

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